The Seattle Kraken (21-18-10) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (13-32-4) on Tuesday, January 30th. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose and televised on NBCS. The Kraken are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Sharks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sabres. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.
Kraken vs Sharks
The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A Win
When playing on the road this season, the Kraken have gone 10-9-6, including a current three-game losing streak. In games against Western Conference opponents, Seattle has gone 10-17.
Overall, the Kraken have gone 21-18-10, putting them in 5th place in the Pacific Division and 10th in the Western Conference. As the favorite, Seattle has gone 11-3-3 this season.
Seattle has a puck line record of 27-22 this season and their average scoring differential is -.1 goals per game. So far, they have had 12 wins by multiple goals and 9 wins by just one goal.
On the road, the Kraken have gone 15-10 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is -.4 goals per game. In their last ten road games, their puck line record is 6-4.
In their most recent game, the Kraken hosted the Blue Jackets and secured a 4-2 victory. The Kraken scored three goals in the first period against the Blue Jackets and found the net one time in the 3rd period. Out of Seattle’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 26 shots on goal and had zero giveaways.
Seattle secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. A total of 6 goals were scored in the game, resulting in a push on the over/under.
The San Jose Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At 30 points, the Sharks come into the game in 15th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, San Jose is in 8th place with a record of 13-32-4. Over their last ten games, the Sharks have gone 4-6, including a 3-2 record in their last five games.
So far this season, San Jose has been the underdog in all 49 of their games, and they have a record of 13-32-4 in those games. At home, the Sharks have gone 8-13-2 this season.
San Jose comes into this game with a puck line record of 21-28 and their average scoring differential sits at -1.9 goals per game. So far, they have 10 losses by just one goal compared to three losses by multiple goals.
As the underdog, the Sharks have a puck line record of 21-28, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -1.9 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the team’s puck line record is 4-6, and their average scoring margin at home is -1.6 goals per game.
The Sharks aim to bounce back following their 5-2 loss at home to the Sabres. In the first period on offense, the Sharks managed to score two times, but that turned out to be the only scoring they could muster for the entire game. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 25 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.
Coming in as the underdog, San Jose not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Kraken are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. So far this year, the Kraken are 8-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 12-11 in games with fewer shots on goal.
For the season, the over/under record of the Kraken’s stands at 21-24-4. They have had 27 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Sharks Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Sharks are scoring an 2.1 goals per game this season, ranking 32nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 32nd in the league. Coming into the game, the Sharks have a 1-1 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 11-30.
The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 20-26-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass the 5.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.
Seattle Team Defense
Defensively, the Kraken come into the season ranked 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Seattle. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
San Jose Team Defense
The Sharks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 27th in takeaways and an average of 5.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 1st place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.7 goals given up per game.
Kraken vs Sharks Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Kraken have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.
- Although San Jose has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 4-6. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
- Through their last five games as the underdog, the Sharks have an puck line record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
- Seattle has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Sharks to pick up on a win over the Kraken at home. With the moneyline sitting at +181, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Sharks straight-up.
Our projections have the Sharks pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Sharks, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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